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Newmarket Business Awards finalists announced

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  • May 24, 2017
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Newmarket Business Awards finalists announced

The sixth annual Newmarket Business Award finalists have been announced. The 2017 awards bring a range of deserving finalists and an extensive independent judging panel. 

The Newmarket Business Awards, run by the Newmarket Business Association are a recognition of all the hard-working nominees that have been elected to win the top spot for 2017.

Newmarket Business Association CEO, Mark Knoff-Thomas, says a record amount of entries means the independent judges panel will have their work cut out for them.

“Newmarket is home to over 1,400 businesses and 18,000 employees and the business awards are our annual celebration of their success.”

“In addition, for the first time ever, we’ve added an additional level of scrutiny to the judging process by incorporating a ‘mystery shopper’ component to certain categories,” says Knoff-Thomas.

The event, which is sponsored by Bayleys and Continental Cars, will be held at the Langham June 22.

The judges panel includes business leaders Andy Hamilton (Icehouse), Anne Norman (James Pascoe Group), Anthony Hoy Fong (Chef), Jayne Atherton (Business Editor, Sunday Star Times - Fairfax), Michael Barnett (Auckland Chamber of Commerce), Michelle Vogt (Mint Consulting), Stewart Sherriff (2degrees) and Wynnis Armour (Armour Consulting).

Sponsor judges in the 2017 awards include Rachel Dovey (Bayleys), Steve Beaumont (Continental Cars), and Rotary Newmarket.

The finalists for the Newmarket Business Awards are as follows:

‘Employer of the Year’ sponsored by ANZ

  • Lone Star Newmarket
  • Overland Footwear Group
  • The Mind Lab by Unitec
  • The Poi Room

‘Retailer of the Year’ (NZ only) sponsored by Hayes Knight

  • flo & frankie
  • Michael Holmes Premium Eyewear                                                       
  • Scarpa Shoes                                                    
  • Superette

‘International Retailer of the Year’ (NZ & overseas) sponsored by Westfield Newmarket

  • Citta
  • Overland Footwear Group
  • Rue de Seine
  • Witchery Nuffield Street

‘Best Innovation of the Year’ sponsored by Vector

  • flo & frankie
  • Glamour Boutique
  • Tech Futures Lab
  • Vend

‘Best Customer Experience’ sponsored by Recognise & Reward

  • Glamour Boutique                                         
  • Michael Holmes Premium Eyewear                       
  • Regal Drycleaners                           
  • Wise Cicada       

‘Best Bar / Restaurant of the Year’ sponsored by Newmarket Business Association

  • Burger Burger
  • Doolan Brothers Newmarket
  • Lone Star Newmarket
  • The Lumsden Freehouse

‘Best Café of the Year’ sponsored by Countdown

  • Cali – All Day Eatery
  • L’affare Melrose
  • Wise Cicada

‘Best Small / Medium Business of the Year’ (non-retail) sponsored by 2degrees Mobile Limited

  • AML Solutions
  • Caci Clinic Newmarket
  • The Olympic Pools and Fitness Centre

‘Best Medium / Large Business of the Year’ sponsored by Multi-Media Systems

  • Alpha Recruitment
  • Chinese Herald Limited
  • Vend

‘Young Business Person of the Year’ sponsored by Rotary Newmarket

  • Michaela Longstaff - Mikko Shoes 
  • Olivia Vincent - Muse Boutique 
  • Brittany Kendall - Regal Drycleaners 

‘Most Sustainable Business of the Year’ sponsored by SBM Legal

  • Les Mills Newmarket
  • LUSH Cosmetics
  • Wise Cicada

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